It's been almost ten years since a certain band of "idiots" pulled off the greatest comeback in Boston sports history. The shot swilling players from that 2004 World Series Championship team like Johnny Damon, Curt Shilling, Kevin Millar and hey, even Mark Bellhorn will never, as the old saying goes, have to buy a drink in this town again...
There was much ado about the Boston Red Sox players' eating and drinking habits in the wake of the team's September meltdown two seasons ago.
But according to one former Sox star, 2011 was hardly the first time a little alcohol made its way into the Boston clubhouse -- and in prior years it yielded positive, even curse-breaking, results.
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The 2004 Boston Red Sox team achieved some special things that season. They made that historical and improbable comeback from a 3-0 deficit to the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series, and then went on to win the team’s first title in 86 years when they beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.
The loose clubhouse atmosphere was a staple for that...
It’s been almost nine years since the 2004 Boston Red Sox pulled off the most remarkable comeback in the history of postseason baseball to stun the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS and win the team’s first World Series title in 86 years. The stories of the so-called “idiots” have become something akin to baseball mythology — from the “Cowboy Up” rallying cry to the half-naked...
TIP 'EM BACK
While admitting it only involved taking little sips, Pedro Martinez admitted that Red Sox players imbibed on a rum concoction before 2004 ALCS games.
We haven't heard much from Pedro Martinez and Jason Varitek recently.What does Ben Cherington have them doing?
Familiar faces often frequent the Red Sox clubhouse. They tend to join in some pregame ceremony and then head up to a suite where they are later shown on the video board.
When Boston General Manager Ben Cherington hired Jason Varitek...
It’s great to see Pedro Martinez in a Red Sox uniform again, and on Monday Martinez addressed the media
(in full on Red Sox apparel, yes!) regarding a variety of topics including his time in Boston, his new role as a special assistant and his ability to scare the living crap out of opposing batters.
According to Martinez 90% of the batters unlucky enough to be on the wrong...
Pitchers like Pedro Martinez don’t miss very often. The former Boston Red Sox ace had as much control as any hurler who has every played the game. That can only mean two things when it comes to hitting a batter with a pitch: either it was a rare miss, or it was intentional. On Monday, Pedro talked about how pitching inside allowed him to have so much success throughout his remarkable...
SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT
The former pitching great and new member of the Red Sox front office fielded questions from reporters Monday, where he revealed some secrets from his time with the team.
BACK IN BOSTON
Pedro Martinez is returning to the organization where he became a Cy Young Award-winning pitcher, joining the Red Sox in a front office position.